Straddling Montreal’s east and west, the Quartier des spectacles – with its mix of eclectic restaurants and trendy cafés, cool boutiques, laid-back bars and many venues (more than 30) for the visual and performing arts – embodies the spirit of the city. For urbanites who love the buzz and energy of an inspired and inspiring environment.

The Quartier des Spectacles neighbourhood

The Quartier des Spectacles neighbourhood

Urban attitude

The Quartier des Spectacles is the hub of the urban life in Montreal. Business people, university students, artists and tourists make this neighbourhood bustling with daytime activities and an exciting nightlife. Imagine seeing the International Jazz Festival of Montreal from your living room.

The Louis Bohème is easily accessible by foot, metro, car and even by bike thanks to the cycling path on Maisonneuve boulevard.


Where to begin? Louis Bohème is part of Montréal’s cultural epicentre – the new Quartier des spectacles. The neighbourhood has close to 25,000 theatre and concert seats and hosts some of the biggest festivals of the city: Just for Laughs, the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Francofolies, Montréal en Lumière, and many more. Museums abound: Louis Bohème overlooks the Musée d’art contemporain and the McCord Museum is nearby. Old Montreal is just down de Bleury street while clubs and restaurants dot St-Laurent and Ste-Catherine. Louis Bohème is squarely in the heart of the action.

The Quartier des Spectacles neighbourhood

The Quartier des Spectacles neighbourhood


Never be late for work again. Even if you choose to walk, Place Ville Marie, McGill College Avenue, Complexe Desjardins, René Lévesque Boulevard and Sherbrooke Street, all of Montréal’s leading business addresses, are a stone’s throw from Louis Bohème.


Ste-Catherine Street, St-Laurent Boulevard, Eaton Centre, Hudson’s Bay, the Promenade de la Cathédrale and Complexe Desjardins: The main shopping thoroughfares and shopping centres are a hop, skip and a jump away. For everyday needs, Provigo, IGA, the SAQ, gourmet pastry shops and European delicatessens are all nearby.


Less than five minutes on foot to McGill University, the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and the National Theatre School. A short subway ride or a spin along the de Maisonneuve bike path will take you to Concordia University or the new Grande Bibliothèque Nationale. Louis Bohème is well connected to Montréal’s renowned universities and main teaching hospitals.


Everything that makes Montreal great is minutes away, on foot, by bike, taxi or public transit. Access to Metro Place des arts (on the green line) is on the ground floor. The de Maisonneuve bike path runs past the front door, and connects to hundreds of miles of dedicated cycling lanes around the city. The GareCentrale is a five minute walk away (two minutes by taxi) and access to the Bonaventure and Ville Marie Autoroutes are just at the bottom of de Bleury street.

The Quartier des Spectacles neighbourhood

The Quartier des Spectacles neighbourhood